JoJo Siwa isn’t the only celebrity to come after Candace Cameron Bure.
Hilary Duff’s husband Matthew Koma roasted the ‘Full House’ star via TikTok over the weekend, calling her out for a selfie-style video she posted of herself decked out in a Fourth of July-themed gear as Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” played in the background.
“Yeah that, the song you’re playing?” Yes, these are veterans returning from Vietnam and treated like crap. Yeah, it’s not about the 4th of July,” Koma, 35, said in the 9-second clip, a duet with the video Bure posted on National Day earlier this month.
“I mean, come on, would you expect less from me?” Cameron Bure, 46, said in her original clip, in which she wore a shirt emblazoned with “God Bless America” and a “God is Good” baseball cap.
She then giggled in delight before adding, “Happy 4th of July!”
Springsteen’s smash hit indeed has a darker underlying meaning than its upbeat tune, punctuated by the undeniably catchy chorus playing in the background of TikToks, suggests.
The singer, 72, reflected on the song’s origins while speaking in a decades-old TV interview.
“That particular song fell into a certain social context. The country had veered to the right and Republicans at the time were basically trying to co-opt everything American,” he explained. “‘Born in the USA’ was a song of rebellion.”
Most recently, on the latest episode of the “Renegades: Born in the USA” podcast, hosted by Barack Obama in collaboration with the New Jersey native, Springsteen discussed how the track expresses heartfelt ambivalence about American identity.
“It’s a song about pain, glory, shame of identity and place,” the music icon said, referencing how the lyrics tell the story of a fictional veteran. of Vietnam who returned from the war, only to find himself struggling with his personal patriotism as a result of his service.
“So it’s a complex image of the country. Our protagonist is someone who has been betrayed by his nation and still feels deeply connected to the country he grew up in,” Springsteen continued.
Particularly suited to Koma’s disagreement over Cameron Bure’s decision to feature the song on his TikTok, Springsteen also offered his thoughts on “why the song was appropriated.”
“One is because she was so powerful; two, it was because his imagery was so fundamentally American,” he clarified.
“But it required you to keep two conflicting ideas in your mind at once: that you could be both very critical of your nation and very proud of your nation simultaneously. And that’s something you see debated to this day.
Koma’s post came just days after JoJo Siwa described Cameron Bure as “the rudest celebrity” she had ever met.
In a video obtained by Page Six, the 19-year-old ‘Dance Moms’ alum confirmed she’s had a phone call with Cameron Bure to talk about it since – but claimed the actress hasn’t shared the full story when she told fans about it on social media.